Google exec breaks world record high altitude jump

Alan Eustace

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – It appears fearless Felix’s record setting jump from the edge of space has been broken and it too was in Roswell. Friday morning Alan Eustace a senior vice president at Google was lifted by a balloon to 135,000 feet and then he free fell for four and half minutes hitting speeds of 822 miles per hour breaking the sound barrier.

Official observers say the jump broke the world altitude record set by Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner in 2012. Fearless Felix fell from 120,000 feet over Roswell. He fell for four minutes and 20 seconds but did travel faster at speeds of 843 miles per hour.

Eustace did take Go Pro cameras on his jump.  At this point the video has not been released. While Baumgartner’s jump created quite the media frenzy, Eustace’s jump was much less publicized. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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